Hospitality | National Minimum Wage (NMW) rules

When the government names and shames employers who have failed to comply with National Minimum Wage rules, hospitality businesses often appear on the list. In theory, paying the correct National Minimum Wage rate is easy, but there are always areas which bring about confusion. Ellis Whittam’s Employment Law Advisers highlight some of the key points all hospitality […]

ITEMISED PAY | A Guide for Employers

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By now, you should be aware of new government legislation that means all employers to provide an itemised payslip. This took effect from 6 April 2019. What does the legislation require, and when does it apply? What is an itemised payslip? Essentially, an itemised payslip provides a breakdown of the worker’s pay, detailing and explaining […]

APRIL 2019 | Pay changes you need to know

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Are you one of the many employers confused by the terminology used for minimum pay rates? With the National Minimum Wage, National Living Wage and Living Wage, employers can be left scratching their head wondering how much they are legally required to pay their workers and who is entitled to receive it. Employers have been caught […]

2019 | Important HR and Employment Law Changes

With 2018, employers had to grapple many changes to HR and Employment Law. This includes the introduction of the GDPR and gender pay reporting, changes to taxation of termination payments and increases to the national minimum wage. So what can employers expect in 2019? It is set to be another busy year for HR and […]

Rewinding 2018 | Employment Law cases

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2018 has seen some important judgments being handed in tribunals and courts. Ellis Whittam runs through five important employment law cases which have had implications for employers. 1. Employment Status In light of the emergence of the gig economy, we have seen a series of decisions made by Employment Tribunals about whether an individual is […]

HR NEWS | Underpaying National Minimum Wage Fines

Almost 240 employers have been named and shamed by the government for underpaying the National Living and Minimum Wage. Employers have underpaid 22,400 workers by £1.44m and have been fined a record £1.97 million! Since this system of naming and shaming employers was introduced over five years ago, over 1,900 employers have been fined a […]

Guide | Key things to know when hiring students

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Thousands of students up and down the country will be finishing off their exams and waiting anxiously for their results to see if they got that desired spot at university.  To earn some extra cash, some will need to work alongside their studies and this provides employers with some great opportunities. Hiring students can provide […]

Minimum wage terminology

National Living Wage

Are you one of the many employers confused by the terminology used for minimum pay rates? With the National Minimum Wage, National Living Wage and Living Wage, employers can be left scratching their head wondering how much they are legally required to pay their workers and who is entitled to receive it. Employers have been […]

National Minimum Wage for Agriculture – A guide for employers

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Employers who fail to pay the minimum wage are ‘named and shamed’. Nobody wants to be publicly shown up for not complying with the law, so agricultural employers need to make sure that their workers are being paid the correct rate. England The rules changed on 1st October 2013 in England. This means that you […]

Statutory Pay & Minimum Wage Rates

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As of April 2017, these are the current rates. MINIMUM WAGE RATES The minimum wage rate varies according to age and whether the individual is an apprentice. The National Living Wage (the rate for those aged 25 and over) is £7.50 per hour. The National Minimum Wage (for those under the age of 25) is […]